Today, we take a journey into the world of budget smartphones to bring two entry-level smartphones from Transsion Holdings up against each other in a TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47 matchup. Both smartphones come at affordable price points and offer a number of peculiar specs which we will look at in this article.
The TECNO POP 4 launched in July, joining TECNO’s growing collection of budget devices. You can check out our review about this device here. The A47 was also released in July, adding to a growing collection of itel devices. Both smartphones are entry level devices that share a number of similarities. But today, we are more interested in those differences between both smartphones.
We will start by taking a deeper look at the specs both smartphones wield in a side-by-side comparison.
TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47 Comparison Table
Here, we take a brief look at what both devices offer under their exquisite plastic bodies
|TECNO POP 4||itel A47|
|2G, 3G||2G, 3G|
|6.00 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display||5.50 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display|
|Android 10 (Go Edition) + HiOS v6.2||Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)|
|Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22, 1.3GHz||Quad-core UNISOC Spreadtrum SC7731E, 1.3GHz|
|8MP selfie camera||5MP selfie camera|
|5MP rear camera||5MP + 0.3MP dual rear camera with LED flash|
|32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB||32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 32GB|
|2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging||3,020mAh battery with 5W standard charging|
TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Where the TECNO POP 4 Gains the Edge
The POP 4 comes with a more recent version of the Android OS, meaning that users can enjoy newer security features and updates and a better battery life due to the Android 10’s adaptive battery setting.
It also has a larger display and comes with a stronger battery (rated 5,000mAh) that keeps this device powered all day. On the memory front, this device offers more external memory than its itel rival.
The POP 4 has decent cameras and is a great budget pick for users who do not want to spend above ₦40,000 on an entry-level device.
TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Where the itel A47 Gains the Edge
The A47 is a cheaper entry-level option, selling for around ₦10,000 less than its distant relative. It is smaller, lighter and easier to handle, with an attractive plastic build covering its exterior.
This smartphone offers dual rear cameras, a decent RAM and adequate onboard storage to cover its memory needs. It also has a decent Spreadtrum processor and is a solid budget device with fairly good specs at a very affordable price.
TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Which of these Budget Smartphones Should You Go For?
Both smartphones have their different perks, with both sides offering a number of peculiar advantages. However, when it comes down to the big question, which of these Transsion devices will you go for and why?
The A47 has a number of decent specs for a budget entry-level device with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory taking care of things on the memory front. It also offers decent camera specs and a somewhat smallish battery, which is a sticky point in all of its features.
The TECNO POP 4, on the other hand, has a number of enhanced features, with a more powerful battery, and more external memory at its disposal. It also features a larger display that lets users enjoy a more immersive smartphone experience and has a newer Android OS (the Android 10) taking care of software business.
At the end of the day, the TECNO POP 4 wins this head-to-head by a rather slim margin in spite of its higher cost. Its enhanced battery capabilities, coupled with more memory sees it best the itel A47 on this day.
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